Savings

Surefire Ways To Save Money As A First Time Parent

Congratulations on becoming a new parent! Welcoming another human being into this world can change your life in many ways. Most of these changes are for the better. While, some changes are challenges too. I am referring to the hefty price tag attached to child-bearing and child-rearing. You have to spend about S$8,000 to S$18,000 a year for that. You read that right! You will be spending five figures on groceries, clothes, toys, diapers, hospital visits, and daycare. With a

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Marriage & Family

Financial Checklist For Expectant Parents

The late Janet Reno once said: “I have learned that raising children is the single most difficult thing in the world to do. It takes hard work, love, luck, and a lot of energy. It is the most rewarding experience that you can ever have.” Creating and nurturing a baby in Singapore is no walk in the park! Encountering sleepless nights, medical scares, and embarrassing moments are unavoidable. One is never completely prepared for what is about to come. However,

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Marriage & Family

Is Childcare Only For Rich Singaporeans?

As an early childhood teacher from an internationally acclaimed school, I am exposed to the childcare industry. My mere exposure made me wonder why childcare is so expensive! For starters, the issue made the headlines last year due to the huge price gap between the different childcare services across Singapore. The average price was S$1,004 and the median was S$856. This means that there are centers that charge more than S$2,000. It is ridiculous how this amount is near to

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